Latest Missing persons News

Missing boy's body found in pond

Jul. 4, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — Divers have discovered the body of a missing 10-year-old boy in a South Dakota pond. The Sioux Falls Argus Leader reports the boy went missing Thursday night in Brookings. Police discovered his bike and sandals near a pond later that night. A Brookings Fire Department dive team...

UW-Milwaukee lecturer under fire for Guillen remarks

Jul. 4, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee lecturer is under for making comments about the death of U.S. Army soldier Vanessa Guillen. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Betsy Schoeller, a former Wisconsin Air National Guard officer, posted comments on Facebook about Guillen's death,...

Missing Sioux Falls man found dead in car

Jul. 4, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Authorities are trying to figure out how a South Dakota man missing for nearly three weeks ended up dead in a car. The Argus Leader reported that police in Sioux Falls discovered 48-year-old Nima Sherpa inside what they called “a rarely used vehicle” on Thursday...

Boy drowns at Minnesota state park

Jul. 4, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

SCANDIA, Minn. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy drowned at a Minnesota state park northwest of the Twin Cities on Friday, authorities say. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that first responders were called to William O’Brien State Park near Scandia on Friday afternoon on a report of a boy missing in...

Areas are inundated in muddy waters that gushed out from the Kuma River in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, Saturday, July 4, 2020. Heavy rain triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen missing and others stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight. (Kyodo News via AP)

Heavy rain floods southern Japan; over a dozen presumed dead

Jul. 4, 2020 5:45 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said. More than 75,000 residents in the prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were urged...

Child safe after separated from family in Utah mountains

Jul. 3, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Idaho father was reunited with his 9-year-old son after conducting his own search for the boy, who went missing during a hike with extended family in Utah. Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez said the dad drove to Utah where his son, Stratton Joshua Wright, became separated from...

Dawn Gomez holds her 3-year-old granddaughter, Saryia Greer, who waves at Vanessa Guillen's mural painted by Alejandro

Complaint: Missing Texas soldier was killed at Fort Hood

Jul. 3, 2020 10:46 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal and military investigators say a soldier missing since April was killed and dismembered by a fellow soldier stationed at the same Texas base. The revelation followed demands for the Army to release details about its investigation of the disappearance. A criminal complaint...

Kansas police: Missing woman's body found in storage unit

Jul. 3, 2020 8:39 AM EDT

JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — The body of a northeastern Kansas woman reported missing last month has been found in a local storage unit, Junction City police said. Investigators positively identified the body as that of Tina Bennett, 52, of Junction City, police said late Thursday in a news release. Bennett...

Body of kayaker from Quebec found

Jul. 3, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Crews have found the body of a kayaker in Lake Champlain in Quebec, who was reported missing for several days, Vermont State Police said. The body of Laurent Messier, of St-Armand, of Quebec, was found about noon Thursday. State police said they were notified by the Quebec...

People gather near the bodies of victims of a landslide near a jade mining area in Hpakant, Kachin state, northern Myanmar Thursday, July 2, 2020. Myanmar government says a landslide at a jade mine has killed dozens of people.  (AP Photo/Zaw Moe Htet)

Landslide at Myanmar jade mine kills at least 162 people

Jul. 2, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

HPAKANT, Myanmar (AP) — At least 162 people were killed Thursday in a landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar, the worst in a series of deadly accidents at such sites in recent years that critics blame on the government's failure to take action against unsafe conditions. The Myanmar Fire Service...